“I’m just a girl from a trailer park who had a dream.”
~ Hilary Swank, in her acceptance speech, after winning the Best Actress Award at the Oscars in 2005, for her role in “Million Dollar Baby”.
“You can’t win if you don’t start doing something about your goal right now. Success and achievement awaits he who can grasp it. If the athlete wants to become an Olympic champion, he must work hard at his event, even if it means working for years to reach the goal. Work does things. Hard things take time to do. Impossible things take a little longer. Patience and persistence are the key words to success……. There is never any hurry on the creative plane!”
“No one is born great. He may be born to become great. Destiny and fate have a miraculous way of working things out to bring tremendous results.”
“To be great in any event…..the person’s life must be a masterpiece like a great work of art.”
“Lack of immediate success is the most common reason why people give up their goals. But failure should always be looked upon positively, not negatively.”
“If an athlete wants to be an Olympic champion, he must cleave to his destiny, and work hard until he achieves his goal. When a person works hard each day, he will find the way that will bring him one step closer to satisfying his goals. Thought is born from failure! Only when the person’s actions fail to satisfy his basic needs is there grounds for serious thought. The greater the failure, the more soul-searching that is needed for success in the future.”
“Success should never be gauged just in terms of records or victories. Success should be measured by how much the person enjoys what he is doing and to what degree he is striving to do his best.”
~ The Late Percy Cerutty, Australia’s Eccentric Genius of Running, famous for The Cerutty Virus!